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Reeves' nomination headed to full Senate

JACKSON — The nomination of Carlton Reeves of Jackson to be a U.S. District Court judge for the Southern District of Mississippi has cleared the Senate Judiciary Committee, which approved him for consideration by the full Senate. The Judiciary Committee approved his nomination Aug. 5 on a voice vote. At his confirmation hearing in July, U.S. Senators Thad Cochran and ...

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Committee searching for new judge to replace Evans

JACKSON — Gov. Haley Barbour’s Judicial Appointments Advisory Committee is conducting a search to replace Circuit Court Judge Robert G. Evans of the 13th District. Evans died July 13. Evans, who lived in Raleigh, served as circuit judge since 1991. The 13th Circuit Court District includes Covington, Jasper, Simpson and Smith counties. Evans was on leave from the position while ...

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Wicker to vote 'no' on Sotomayor

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., has released a statement announcing his opposition to Judge Sonia Sotomayor’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court. In part, Wicker said: “After careful consideration of her record and judicial philosophy, I have concluded I will vote against her nomination. “In refusing to confirm that the Second Amendment is a fundamental right that applies ...

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Foundation awards grant to committee

JACKSON — A $10,000 grant from the Mississippi Bar Foundation will help a group of lawyers and judges to complete their work drafting recommendations for statewide uniform criminal rules. The Uniform Criminal Rules Study Committee is the recipient of a grant funded by Interest on Lawyer Trust Accounts (IOLTA). The Uniform Criminal Rules Study Committee, appointed by the Mississippi Supreme ...

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